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Director Division of Construction and Instrumentation/Office of Research Infrastructure Programs

Bethesda, Maryland
Salary Commensurate
Closing date
Apr 18, 2023

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The NIH is the center of medical and behavioral research for the Nation--making essential medical discoveries that improve health and save lives. The National Institutes for Health is looking for exceptional candidates to lead and manage the scientific research programs in the NIH’s Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP) Division of Construction and Instruments (DCI). The DCI Director assesses the scientific status and future opportunities in shared instrumentation grants and NIH construction awards.

The DCI Director plans, implements, and evaluates highly visible and highly impactful programs that support critical extramural biomedical research infrastructure needs across the Nation; plans, implements, and evaluates programs that allow extramural investigators to test new technologies; and establishes and maintains a close working relationship with the scientific community and the public.

In this role, the successful candidate will lead the NIH effort to continue the development of extramural access to state-of-the-art technology and instrumentation and oversee the unique extramural construction program.

Successful candidates should have extensive experience in all aspects of infrastructure support including shared instrumentation and construction and an understanding of the NIH peer review processes. Familiarity with the technical review aspects of construction is desirable, but not required. Outstanding communication, executive leadership, strong management, and relationship building skills are essential.

The NIH is strongly committed to the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. Successful candidates will be expected to exercise these principles in managing staff.

We are looking for applicants with senior-level experience who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence and the energy, enthusiasm, and innovative thinking necessary to lead a dynamic and diverse organization.

The successful candidate for this Title 42 position will be appointed at a salary commensurate with their qualifications. Full Federal benefits will be provided including leave, health and life insurance, long-term care insurance, retirement, and savings plan (401k equivalent).

If you are ready for an exciting leadership opportunity, please see the detailed vacancy announcement at Please contact for questions about the application process, or Search Committee Chair, Bettie Graham, Ph.D. at or for questions about the position.

Application rating and review will begin on April 24th, 2023. The position remains open until a candidate is selected.


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